Tuesday, March 3, 2009
TUESDAY: Judy Moody Goes to College
You may recognize the illustrations for Judy Moody Goes to College from yesterday's review. Peter H. Reynolds illustrates this series by Megan McDonald.
I have liked Judy, and her brother Stink, since we first discovered their stories a year or two ago. In this story, Judy's substitute teacher thinks she needs an attitude adjustment - and tutoring. So Judy heads to college to build some better math skills and discovers she loves the college life. In fact, she loves it so much, she is wants to be in college permanently. Her new collegiate outlook on life has an interesting impact on her third grade classmates.
Girls will love Judy's no-nonsense approach to life. Judy's school buddies and her little brother, Stink, will give boys plenty of guy stuff to relate to also. This is the 8th book in the series.
Recommended for ages 9 to 12.